IRENA Scholarship Programme

IrenaDeadline: 31 May, 2012

In an effort to promote talented academics, and with the generous support of the Government of the United Arab Emirates, up to 20 IRENA scholarships are offered annually at the Abu Dhabi basedMASDAR Institute of Science and Technology (MI). The Programme extends to eight Master of Science Programmes offered at MASDAR Institute.


In addition, IRENA Scholars will be able to attend an exclusive Lecture Programme aimed at informing on the latest developments in the field of renewable energies.


Interested students can find all necessary information explaining the MSc Programmes, entry requirements and the selection process below. Special consideration will be given to applicants from developing countries as part of a concerted effort to support countries severely affected by today’s overriding challenges: energy access, energy security and climate change.


Why to apply:

10 reasons:

1. Exclusive access to IRENA Lecture Program

2. Possibility for future internships with IRENA

3. Excellent networking potential

4. Full scholarship for 2 years (including tuition, textbooks, housing, medical insurance, laptop, and travel expenses) with no bonds upon graduation

5. Cost of living allowance

6. Innovative academic environment

7. Specialized RE courses and state of the art laboratories

8. Multidisciplinary research approach and over 30 projects underway

9 Academic programs developed with MIT

10Highly diverse and young environment


Successful start of IRENA’s Scholarship Programme:


The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has concluded the selection process and we are pleased to accept our first 20 Students to the IRENA Scholarship Programme at Masdar Institute for Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi. more


Lecture Programme:


IRENA offers a high-level lecture programme for its Scholars, dedicated to highlighting the latest developments in renewable energy technology, policies, and market trends. Tap into the knowledge of internationally recognized personalities, and become part of the growing international network of renewable energy experts. more


Application process and scope of scholarship:


All applications need to be submitted to MASDAR Institute for initial review of compliance with the entry requirements (see the quick eligibility check on the right hand side of this page). Indicate on the application form that you are applying for the IRENA Scholarship. more

MASDAR Institute:


The MASDAR Institute, which was established with the cooperation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), integrates theory and practice to encourage a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, and develop the critical thinkers and leaders of tomorrow. more



Student Academic Handbook:


We advise to read through the Student Academic Handbook which will provide you with crucial information about aspects such as general procedures and policies, research possibilities, registration, etc. more




Submit your application, if you comply with following MASDAR Institute criteria:


- Relevant undergraduate degree from a college, university or technical college of acceptable standing in the field of science, engineering or information technology

- Minimum CGPA required: 3.0 on a scale of 4.0.

- Competence in spoken and written English. Minimum TOEFL score: 91 (IBT) on the international TOEFL. Minimum academic IELTS score: 6.5.

- Minimum GRE quantitative score: 700(or 155 on the new scale) .

- Academic record and credentials must indicate the ability to achieve distinction


And following IRENA criteria:

- Desired specialisation within the chosen MSc programme.

- Description of knowledge already acquired in the field of renewable energies and relevant previous professional engagements.

- In case of equal aptitude, priority access will be given to applicants from Developing Countries.

To Apply: click here



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